Wound Care

    A systematic review of cost-effectiveness analyses of complex wound interventions reveals optimal treatments for specific wound types

    Tricco AC, Cogo E, Isaranuwatchai W, Khan PA, Sanmugalingham G, Antony J, Hoch JS, Straus SE. A systematic review of cost-effectiveness analyses of complex wound interventions reveals optimal treatments for specific wound types. BMC Med. 2015;13:90. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0326-3

     

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    Bottom Line:

    • Numerous interventions such as bandages and wound cleansing, can be utilized for patients with varying types of complex wounds, yet few treatments were consistently effective across all outcomes throughout the literature

    Impact:

    • Commissioned by the Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network Wound Care Steering Committee to inform wound care interventions in the Toronto region

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    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN)


    Seeking effective interventions to treat complex wounds: An overview of systematic reviews

    Tricco AC, Antony J, Vafaei A, Khan PA, Harrington A, Cogo E, Wilson C, Perrier L, Hui W, Straus SE. Seeking effective interventions to treat complex wounds: an overview of systematic reviews. BMC Med. 2015;13:89.. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0288-5

     

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    Bottom Line:

    • Promising interventions for complex wounds included: bandages or stockings (multi-layer, high compression) and wound cleansing for venous leg ulcers,4-layer bandages for mixed arterial/venous leg ulcers,  biologics, ultrasound, and hydrogel dressings for diabetic leg/foot ulcers, hydrocolloid dressings, electrotherapy, air-fluidized beds, and alternate foam mattresses for pressure ulcers, and silver dressings and ultrasound for unspecified mixed complex wounds

    Impact:

    • Commissioned by the Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network Wound Care Steering Committee to inform wound care interventions in the Toronto region

    Additional Resources:

    Funding:

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN)

     

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    Date : 31 Oct 2017